Authorities are investigating a case of an 11-year-old boy who allegedly brought a pellet gun to the Fort Fairfield Community Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 31. The child has been charged with criminal terrorizing. Credit: Courtesy of Fort Fairfield Police

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine — An 11-year-old has been charged with terrorizing after allegedly bringing a gun to the Fort Fairfield Community Recreation Center.

The Fort Fairfield Police responded to 18 Community Center Drive around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday after receiving a report of a juvenile brandishing a handgun, the department said on its Facebook page.

Fort Fairfield officers, along with U.S. Border Patrol agents and Presque Isle police, arrived at the community center and identified the suspect after interviewing several other juvenile witnesses, police said.

When they went to the child’s house, they determined he had displayed what appeared to be a .357 magnum handgun from his waistband of his pants. Authorities later determined it was a non-functional pellet gun.

The child was taken into police custody on Thursday and charged with terrorizing.

He was later released to his parents and is expected to appear in court in December.